News Flash – 10 June 2019

National News



Government to Subsidise Power for CCTV’s Outside Homes

KEEPING YOU SAFE: 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed across the city as per the plan.



New Delhi: People who want to get a CCTV camera installed on the outside wall of their house under a Delhi government project will have to give an ‘undertaking’ to provide electricity for the functioning of the device. The government will give subsidies to such people on the power consumed by the CCTV camera, according to legislators of AAP in the capital. As per the government’s decision, 1.4 lakh CCTV cameras will be installed across the city under the project, which aims to ensure women’s safety in Delhi. Aam Aadmi Party legislators, in their respective constituencies, are distributing a form titled “undertaking” to people who want to install a camera on the outside wall of their house. The government will give subsidies to such residents for the consumption of electricity in functioning of the camera, AAP MLA Surinder Singh said.



“In the form, residents will have to mention their CA number or electricity meter number apart from their mobile number to avail the subsidy from the government,” added Singh. Two thousand cameras will be installed in each of the 70 assembly constituencies here. AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar, who represents Tri Nagar in Delhi assembly, said the survey for installing CCTV cameras in his constituency has been completed. “Residents will have to mention the CA number of their electricity bill in the form and then they will get the government’s subsidy for consumption of power in the functioning of the CCTV camera installed on their house’s wall,” Tomar said. He added that around 30 cameras have so far been installed in his constituency.



Robbers Fire at TV Crew in Delhi



New Delhi: A crew of a private news channel miraculously survived a gun attack on the elevated Barapullah flyway in Delhi on Sunday when two men on a bike fired three shots at their car, two of which hit the vehicle. Police suspect it was a robbery or carjacking bid. The assailants are yet to be traced. The news crew, comprising reporter Siddharth Purohit, cameramen Arvind Kumar and driver Chandra Sen, managed to shake off the attackers and reach a police picket in south Delhi. To their shock, the cops on duty allegedly walked away after hearing their ordeal. Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik has asked the crime branch to investigate the attack and 12 teams have been constituted to crack the case. The three policemen on picket duty have been suspended for not responding to the situation.



The drama unfolded around 1.15am, when The crew of ABP News was on its way to cover a murder case. They were moving on the flyway when two men on a black bike rode up from the right and signaled them to stop. Purohit spotted a gun in the left hand of one of the riders and raised an alarm. However, the men started to fire. The driver attempted to dodge the bullets and stopped only after spotting three policemen at a picket. “We narrated the incident to the cops to which they started clicking photographs of the bullet marks. They spoke of jurisdiction before walking away, saying their duty had ended,” Purohit told TOI. Cops have prepared a sketch of one of the suspects based on the description provided by the TV crew. It has been shared with all units, who have been asked to generate intelligence on the suspects in the case. The special cell is also pitching in with technical surveillance expertise, sources said.



Major Fire at DPIL’s closed Factory in Savli

The reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained.



Vadodara: A huge fire broke out at Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd. closed factory at Jarod-Samlaya Road in Savli taluka of Vadodara district late on Sunday evening. Scrap materials and oil drums dumped in the company’s premises caught fire, which soon took a major form as dry grass and bushes nearby were also engulfed in flames. According to Vadodara Fire and Emergency Services (VFES), the reason for the fire, were not ascertained immediately. Fire department sources said that since the facility is lying abandoned for over a year, lot of scrap items had accumulated and its upkeep was also not being done. “There were many drums some of which may contain oil or probably empty and there was waste material as well. Before we could reach and contain the fire, it had spread to the dry grass and bushes,” said a fire official.



Around nine fire tenders and vehicles from Makarpura GIDC fire station, Dandiya Bazaar fire station, emergency response centre in Darjipura, Halol municipality and local industries were dispatched to control the blaze. Local sources said that two security guards, who are keeping a watch on the premises, had sighted smoke at the backside of the facility. A water bowser from Halol municipality was first to reach there, but as the fire had spread over a large area, they sought help from Vadodara fire department. By late night the flames were so huge that thick smoke bellowing from the fire could be seen from several kilometers away. “We will have to continue our operation for the entire night as it is unlikely that the fire will be brought under control anytime soon,” a fire official said. The company is deserted as its promoters have been declared willful defaulters by banks as they had defaulted on loans of crores of rupees. The enforcement directorate and central bureau of investigation had also investigated into the company.

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